Five Natural Ways to Stay Young

At Vitality Treatments we are all about helping you to be the best version of you!

Yes, that Cosmo Skin Peel can leave you looking radiant. Yes, three Areas of Botox can help keep those inevitable lines and wrinkles at bay. But you have to take care of what is on the inside too. Treating the surface is just one step in the journey to looking and feeling younger.

Here are five natural ways to help you feel good inside and out…

1.    Stress Less

Easier said than done I know! But recent studies show that stress causes physical changes in the body that can accelerate aging. Surges of the hormones adrenaline and cortisol cause your blood pressure to rise and your heart to beat faster. This takes a heavy toll on your physical and emotional health and what is happening on the inside shows on the outside.

Try to avoid getting stressed over the small things in life. Close your eyes and take a deep breath.

2.    Get Up and Get Out!

Exercise does more than just help you lose weight, tone muscles and build healthier bones, it boosts your mood and can help you to think more clearly. When you exercise, the tiny arteries in your skin open up, allowing more blood to reach the skins surface and deliver nutrients to repair the skin. Exercise also increases the skins collagen production reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Some say a work out is like getting a mini facial. 

3.    You Are What You Eat

There is a growing body of research that shows your diet really does have an affect on your complexion.  What you eat can affect your hormone balance, cause acne and increase or reduce inflammation, which is associated with skin aging.

Try to include Omega – 3 fatty acids (found in salmon, walnuts and seeds) in your diet to help stabilize your mood and help prevent the visible signs of aging by reducing inflammation in the body.

4.    Slap On The Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the easiest way to protect your skin from the sun’s dangerous rays. Not only will sunscreen protect you from skin cancer, it will also dramatically reduce the negative aging effects of sunlight. Sunscreen will prevent facial brown spots and skin discoloration. It will reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness and slow down the development of wrinkles.

Try to find a daily moisturiser with an SPF to protect your skin.

5. Feed Your Skin  

Retinol, a type of vitamin A, is considered the most effective over-the-counter treatment to smooth the skin and prevent wrinkles. Retinols cause the skin to gently peel, revealing a silkier, rosier and more supple layer.

Yes, retinol products can be expensive, but it is just a type of vitamin A so there are other ways to reap the benefits of this ingredients. Carrots and Tomatoes contain betacarotene, which is the precursor for Vitamin A. After the body digests foos that contains betacarotene it converts them to Vitamin A. This chemical stimulates skin cell growth and builds collagen – a structural protein present in the skin which is essential for skin elasticity.